• Registration Information

    Newly Admitted Students

    Visit the New Student Information website for registration dates, procedures and policies.

    Continuing Students Matriculated in Degree Programs

    This information will help you register for the upcoming semester. If you still have questions about registration policies and procedures, contact an advisor in your program.

    Things to Do Before You Register

  • Update Your MyNewSchool Account

    If you need to update your address and/or telephone information and/or submit a student health insurance waiver, do so at before you try to register.

    • For MyNewSchool password assistance, contact the University IT Service Desk at 212.229.5300 xHELP (4357).

    Activate Your MyNewSchool Account if You Haven't Yet Done So

    NetID User Name

    Log in to MyNewSchool With Your NetID User Name. A typical student user name is in the following format The first 4 letters of last name + first initial + three numbers; not case sensitive. Your Net ID username is the beginning of your New School email address.

    For example, if a student is named John Smith, this would be his email and username:

    • Email Address:
    • User Name: smitj123

    NetID Password

    When you first log in to MyNewSchool, your default password is your 6-digit date of birth (mm/dd/yy). You will be prompted to change this to a more secure password. You will need your username and password for all future MyNewSchool log-ins, including for Web registration.

    Check Your Account for Holds

    Go to and make sure there are no holds that prevent you from registering. For example, any outstanding financial obligations must be cleared with Student Financial Services, or a hold will be placed on your account blocking registration and release of transcripts.

    Before you can register, you must resolve any registration hold with the office that initiated the hold.

    Look for Courses That Interest You

    In preparation for meeting with your advisor, search the University Course Catalog to find courses that interest you. You can search by Course Topic, Keyword, Department, and a number of other criteria, and then view course descriptions and registration availability for upcoming semesters. If you are a continuing education student, browse courses of interest to you .

    Plan Your Class Schedule With DegreeWorks

    DegreeWorks is an online tool that shows you which degree requirements you have completed and which remain to be done. Access to DegreeWorks is through the Student tab in . If you haven't used it before, read the DegreeWorks tutorial .

    Make an Appointment With Your Advisor

    Find advising information by school at the bottom of this page. It is your responsibility to know and understand your program's advising and registration deadlines and other policies. Do not hesitate to contact your department or program if you are unsure about your responsibilities with respect to course advising, registration, and other academic policies and procedures.

    Graduate Student Information

    Pass/Fail Grading Option

    To take a course Pass/Fail, you must submit the Petition for Graduate Pass/Fail Grade. This form is available from your advising office. The petition must be signed by the course instructor and then submitted to the Registrar's Office by the Add deadline to finalize the registration. Pass/Fail petitions will not be accepted after the university's Add deadline has passed.

    Maintenance of Status

    Some schools require continuous residency of degree students. Students who are neither registering to take courses for credit nor on approved leave of absence must register to maintain status. Typically, graduate students working on a thesis or dissertation must register for Maintenance of Status. Students must have permission to maintain status; their registration forms must be signed by the departmental advisor. There is a tuition charge for Maintenance of Status and the student must pay the University Services and any school fees as well. The Student Health Insurance premium and health services fee are automatically charged unless waived by the deadline (see Health Fee Policy section). Most students registering to Maintain Status also register for Equivalency credits.

    Auditing Courses

    To audit a course, you must obtain the appropriate advisor signatures on the course Add/Drop form and must register for the course in-person at the Registrar's Office. You cannot register as an auditor via MyNewSchool. Audit fees are listed in the Tuition and Fee Schedule. You may not attend any course without being properly registered in that course. Note that auditing a course is NOT the same as maintaining status; if you are not taking any courses toward your degree in the coming semester, you must register for Maintain Status even if you are auditing a course.

    Equivalency Credit

    Equivalency credit is granted for approved activities other than courses that are part of a student's progress toward a degree-for example, researching or writing a thesis, conducting fieldwork, undertaking foreign language study, or taking part in an exchange program. The purpose of equivalency credits is to establish appropriate enrollment status in order to defer student loans, to qualify for TAP or other financial aid, or to comply with visa requirements. For example, a student working full-time on a doctoral dissertation and applying for TAP awards must register for 12 equivalency credits per semester. For graduate students, full-time status is defined as enrollment for nine degree credits per semester and half-time status is defined as enrollment for six degree credits per semester. Any graduate student actively working on non-course degree requirements who is not taking a full-time course load should register for equivalency credits. A student registering for equivalency credit must also register either for additional courses for credit or to Maintain Status. Note that equivalency credit is not granted for completing outstanding coursework, making up grades of Incomplete, or retaking courses.

    Registration for equivalency credit takes place during the normal registration period. Equivalency courses carry no fees.

    Refunds - For Degree-Seeking Students

    Refund Schedule for All Degree Students 

    Students are responsible for knowing university policies regarding adding or dropping courses and refund of tuition and fees. Refunds are granted only after the official withdrawal procedure has been completed.

    Through the first week of the course100%
    Through the second week of the course80%
    Through the third week of the course60%
    Through the fourth week of the course50%
    Through the fifth week of the course20%
    After the fifth week of the courseNo refund


  • View the Academic Calendar for details about registration dates and deadlines (add, drop, and withdrawal), semester beginning and ending dates, and university holidays. Consult with your advising office for registration dates for late-starting courses. 

    Please Note

    All university offices are closed on Fridays during the summer from mid-June through mid-August and on university holidays.

    Registration Information

    The Registrar's Office maintains registration and academic record information and establishes policies and procedures regarding these matters. As a student, it is your responsibility to know and understand this information. If you have questions, call the office at 212.229.5620 or go in person to 72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor.

    There is a financial penalty for dropping courses after the Drop deadline after an academic term has begun unless you add equivalent credits on the same day, in which case the penalty is waived. Review the University Refund Schedule using the link above.

    Student Financial Services Information

    Student Financial Services (SFS) can provide you and your family with information and assistance to help you finance your New School education. Student Financial Services works with students and families of all income levels to explore their funding options, including scholarships, loans, campus employment, and other resources. Use the links below.

    For additional information, contact Student Financial Services at 212.229.8930 or or visit the office at 72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor.

    Student Services Information

    Below is a list of services that students should know about. Please review this information. For a complete description of student services at The New School, visit the student information hub at

    Academic Policy Information

    The Registrar's Office maintains registration and academic record information and establishes policies and procedures regarding these matters. As a student, it is your responsibility to know and understand this information. Follow the links below for the most commonly used information.

    If You Still Have Questions

    Contact the University Registrar's Office at 212.229.5620; 72 Fifth Avenue, 2nd floor.

    Advising Information

    Review the advising information for the school in which you are enrolled. It is important to know your advising schedule and registration dates.

  • The New School for Jazz


    Time & Date


    April 6-8



    Sophomores and Freshmen  

    April 8-10

    April 13-16

    April 16-May 1 

    Director of Academic Affairs

    Martin Hundley - 55 West 13th Street, 5th floor 212.229.5896 x4577

    Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and BA/BFA Programs Advisor

    Kyle Wilson - 55 West 13th Street, 5th floor 212.229.5896 x4590

    Eugene Lang



    Web Registration


    late March/early April

    April  6-24


    late March/early April

    April 8-24


    late March/early April     

    April  10-24


    First-Year Students

    late March/early April

    late March/early April

    April 13-24

    April 15-24

    For general advising questions, contact the Advising office by email at or by telephone at 212.229.5100 x2264, or visit 64 West 11th Street, 1st floor

    Associate Dean of Students and BA/BFA Students Jonathan White

    Director, Sophomores and Transfer Students Leah Weich

    Academic Advisor, First-Year Students Candace Sumner-Robinson

    Associate Director, Senior and Visiting Students Angela Sanko

    Senior Advisor, Juniors and Exchange Students Dechen Albero

    Information About Registration, Courses, Policies and Procedures, and Academic Resources


    Prior to registration, BAFA students must meet first with the advisor for the college at which they plan to take the majority of credits in the coming semester, and afterward meet with the advisor from the other college. For example, if a BAFA student plans to register for more studio courses in the coming term (this is usually the case with students earlier in the BAFA program), he/she should first contact the studio program advisor. (At Parsons, appointments with major advisors are scheduled through the Student Success Network. Jazz students contact Kyle Wilson.) If a BAFA student plans to register for more liberal arts courses in the coming term (normal for students in more advanced stages of the BAFA program), she/he should first contact the assigned Eugene Lang College faculty advisor or department/major advisor.

    All BAFA students should review degree requirements in the BAFA Student Handbook on the BAFA website before meeting with their advisors.

    The New School for Social Research

    Abid Raza Khan- Coordinator for Student Advising, NSSR 

    Contact Information- Office Hours T-1:30-6; WRF 12-6
    Anthropology 6 East 16th Street, 9th floor 212.229.5757 x 3016 Kylie Benton-Connell
    Economics 6 East 16th Street, 11th floor 212.229.5717
    Historical Studies 80 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor 212.229.5376 x 4924 Luis Herran Avila
    Liberal Studies 6 East 16th Street, 7th floor 212.229.2747 x3029 Synne Borgen
    Philosophy 6 East 16th Street, 10th floor 212.229.2747 x3080 Ryan Gustafson
    Political Science 6 East 16th Street, 7th floor 212.229.5747 x3086 Marina Kaneti
    Psychology 80 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor 212.229.5727 Shana Grover
    Hannah Knafo x3108
    Dana Wohl x3109
    Sociology 6 East 16th Street, 9th floor 212.229.5737 x3129 Berfu Aygenc

    Parsons The New School for Design

    Advising is a core component of the academic experience at Parsons. Academic advisors are accessible to students year-round through scheduled appointments and walk-in hours. New and continuing students who have questions for their academic advisors can find advisors' names, contact information, and instructions for scheduling and advising appointment via the Student Success Network at . Detailed registration information will be sent by your academic advisor to your New School email account.

    The New School for Drama

    Contact Information

    Senior Academic and Experiential Learning Advisor of The New School for Drama 151 Bank St.21

    Rachel Francois

    Advising Information

    Rachel will send an email to all continuing students about registration meetings. BFA sudents will be meeting in Mentor Groups. MFA students will be meeting in their year levels by discipline.

    The purpose of these meetings is for students to get information about online registration and next semester's curriculum. 

    Students will be able to register online when registraiton opens. Students will be apprised of registration dates and deadlines when they meet with Rachel. 

    The New School for Public Engagement

    Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students BA, BS, BFABy appointment only 
    MA TESOLBy appointment only (in person, by phone or by Skype)  
    School of Writing MFA Creative WritingBy appointment  
    Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban PolicyBy appointment only 
    School of Media Studies MA in Media Studies, MS in Media Management, Doc. Studies and Media Mgmt Certificate studentsBy appointment only 
    MA in Media Studies 9-17.99 creditsBy appointment only 
    MA in Media Studies 0-8.99 credits and non-degree studentsBy appointment only 
    Contact Information
    Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students 66 West 12th St., 9th floor 212.229.5119 Tracyann Williams
    Global Studies, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Food Studies and Urban Studies Van Lee 66 West 12th St., 4th Floor, Room 401, 212.229.5119 
    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) 66 West 12th St, 6th fl 212.229.5372 Lesley Painter-Farrell
    Creative Writing 66 West 12th St., 5th floor 212.229.5611 Lori Lynn Turner
    Media Studies 79 5th Avenue, 16th floor 212.229.8903 Andrea Rodriguez
    International Affairs 72 5th Avenue, 7th floor 212.206.3524 Phil Akre
    Organizational Change Management, Nonprofit Management, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, and Post-Master's Certificate Advising 72 Fifth Ave. 5th floor 212.229.5400 x1601 Suzanne Bostwick
    Milano General Advising 72 Fifth Ave., 5th floor 212.229.5400 x1100 or x1102 Lauretha Slaughter

    *Media Studies students note All appointments are made via Google calendar.

    Graduate student advisor office hours are listed on the Google Calendar as well.

    Email; Phone 212.229.8903

    Location 79 5th Avenue, 16th Floor

    Mannes College The New School for Music

    Mannes College
    All students must sign up for an advising/registration appointment with their advisor. Appointment sheets are posted outside each advisor's office.
    Advising Contact Information
    Undergraduate and 1st year PDPL Advising Audrey Axinn, Assistant Dean 212.580.0210 x4836
    Master of Music and 2nd year PDPL students Marilyn Groves, Graduate Registration Advisor 212.580.0210 x4832
    Mannes College website
    Mannes Extension
    All diploma students must sign up for an Advising/Registration appointment at the Extension Division Office.
    Advising Contact Information
    Mannes Extension website